Beauty Box: May 2013 Enchantess Bag review

My May Enchantess Bag arrived today. Slightly earlier than the last time. This month's theme is Summer Sunset. Unlike the rest of the country and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere, I live in a place where the summer is effectively over from the last week of May. It is pouring down as I write, so I'm interpreting the bag's theme to mean the end of summer. I received:

1. GlowSpa Bye Bye Pores Blackhead Clearing Pads
2. Anna Andre Compact
3. Sun Ban "Remedy for Sun Tan Removal"
I liked the last three Enchantess bags. I've received full-size Essie and IBD polishes, Body Shop eyeshadow, body mist, dry shampoo and so on. But this bag was a let down. It looks hastily-put together and don't-carish. Bleh.
GlowSpa Bye Bye Pores (one full-size)
I really like that they've sent Korean skincare (if they send Etude House or Tony Moly, I will probably faint with joy and recover to tell them how much I love them). This is one of those pore-clearing mask-type things you put on your nose and it sticks there for a while. What I'm iffy about is that the instructions are in Korean (?) so I'm not sure how to use the Q-tip at the back. Advice/translations welcomed.
Sun Ban "Remedy for Sun Tan Removal"
Why would I want a "Remedy for Sun Tan Removal", whatever "in love" "remedy" means? Is it a remedy that reverses the removal process? I own three bottles of fake tan because I love how it looks on my NC37 skin. This one goes straight to the docks (I come from generations of people who have worked in shipping. I mean I'm sending it to the hapless lady who received the collagen paste drink and she works in my dad's office which does shipping, lol). Send sunblock or remedy for sun burn, not "Remedy for Tan Removal".
Anna Andre Compact #02 (Full size)

No! I won't even open the seal. Please do not send full-sized powder compacts, sampling companies! The shade won't match. Or they may contain parabens (it does. Two of them). The ingredients list looks like it would be at home on a pot of wall emulsion/paint: all those iron oxides, talc, mica.... Or the person may already have their Holy Grail setting powders. Send a sample of it instead. Send eyeshadows. Blush. Bronzer. Nail polish. Skin and hair care and bath products. A darn hairbrush and clips! Vaseline. Send even Q-tips and wet wipes! But not pressed powder compacts! If I can't sell or swap this, I'm binning it.
When I read the theme on their website, I expected some nice summery/orange-y products, including a bronzer. But this could be an anytime bag, nothing to do with summer. Just one product that I can use, that too, just once. I hope next month's bag really makes up for this.
  1. ohh god ! its horrible .thatz y i stop subscribing to enchantress bag :( bad luck renu that you got it ... :( i think atleast vellvette is little more better than this :(

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    1. Even the most ramshackle shop in the most rural place wouldn't sell these things. (I think?)

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  2. I'm so glad I've never ordered the Enchantess bag!!!

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  3. Nice that they send Korean products! But Suntan removal is so typically for the stereotypical Indian market! Darker skins are so in trend these days!
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    1. I know! The whole lightening-whitening industry and obsession drives me up the wall. If any of those things worked, the entire world's population would look alike!

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  4. OMG That's bad they sent wrong shade of pressed powder that too with horrible ingredients :O

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    1. Lol you know, I'm wondering if I can use it as a cleaner. The label is harsh enough.

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  5. Hey.. I received my bag today.. and I got exactly the same products, including the compact shade.. and i am NC42, go figure :( I think I should have used this money to order one more vellvette box instead.. :( :(

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    1. The best thing would be to save on both. In two months' time, we would have enough money to buy the international Lip Factory Box. Much, much more worth it.

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  6. They seem to lose the plot once in a while :) I had to cancel my subscription after they sent close to expiry date products. That is something totally unacceptable for me. I pay for the subscription so I am unlikely to lap up anything that they send! This bag looks sad! All the best for the next month (s)!

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    1. Lol that is salt in the wound! I have a three-monther to go through, can you believe my bad luck? Also, do they refund if you cancel midway?

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  7. Renu
    They did cancel my subscription too. I had got the bag for a month and the whole episode totally infuriated me, specially when the team came back to me saying that the products were still usable. Technically, they were right, but I refused to accept a 2.5 year old sample and a product whose expiry date sticker was peeled off.

    http://pratsmusings.com/2013/04/23/enchantess-bag-for-march/ - thats the post where I was maaaaad at them

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  8. They did cancel my subscription. I had renewed it for 3 months and they refunded the moolah for two months. That was my rant! http://pratsmusings.com/2013/04/23/enchantess-bag-for-march/

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  9. It's so scary! They contained those ingredients that must be avoided!

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